Staggering Statistic: Health Care Costs Rise Along With Weight

Last Update: March 9, 2020

When it comes to medical care, it’s expensive to be overweight or obese.

With obesity comes a whole host of other health problems, and each of these conditions can ratchet up the price of going to the doctor. According to one 2009 study, obese people spent about $1,429 more on medical care per year than people in weight ranges considered normal.

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Diet, Health, Nutrition

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